June 30, 2020
Alex Pugsley Gets to the Heart of Halifax in His Debut Novel
In certain stories, the setting itself becomes a character, containing all the rich history and moody dynamics of the people who occupy it. Such is the case with Alex Pugsley's debut novel Aubrey McKee ...
May 26, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Anita Lahey's Touching New Memoir 'The Last Goldfish'
When a teenage Anita Lahey met her best friend Louisa in high school, their connection was immediate and powerful. From that day on, the two girls would spend their formative days navigating the pains ...
September 23, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Pauline Holdstock's Here I Am!, featuring an Unforgettable Six-Year Old Narrator
Giller-nominated novelist Pauline Holdstock returns this fall with her eighth novel, Here I Am! (Biblioasis), the spellbinding story of six-year-old Frankie, who runs away to France to find his father ...
September 03, 2019
12 Title 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced
Labour Day has passed and that means it's the beginning of prize season in CanLit. And what better way to kick off an autumn of book award announcements than to start with the biggest of them all? Today ...
June 11, 2019
"I Love How Short Fiction’s DNA Embodies the Broken" Elise Levine on Her New Story Collection & the Craft of Short Fiction
So much has been said - or rather, raved - about Elise Levine's fiction that an introduction to her writing could nearly be a book in itself. To pick just a few: NOW Magazine called her "A cutting-edge ...
March 13, 2019
Antanas Sileika on Writing the "James Bond of Lithuania" in his Compelling New Historical Novel, Provisionally Yours
At the opening of Antanas Sileika's Provisionally Yours (Biblioasis), Justas Adamonis is returning to his hometown. It's not a simple and happy homecoming though - Justas is a former counterintelligence ...
January 02, 2019
Best Canadian Stories Editor Russell Smith on Short Fiction & the Importance of Variety
For more than 45 years, the most interesting, innovative, and memorable short stories of the year have been collected in Best Canadian Stories, with a list of past contributors that includes the likes ...
November 20, 2018
Mike Barnes on Choosing a Deceptively Simple Title for His Book of Letters to Caregivers
Sometimes deft simplicity is where we find the greatest impact when it comes to writing. That proves true in the title of Mike Barnes' Be With: Letters to a Caregiver (Biblioasis). The title Be With ...
September 17, 2018
Scotiabank Giller Prize Names 12 Title Longlist: Familiar Faces, Debuts & More
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the $100,000 fiction prize that honours the finest in Canadian prose each year and dominates the literary landscape in Canada, has announced its 2018 12-title longlist.The ...
September 20, 2017 - 8:00pm - The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario
Biblioasis Fall Launch 2017Featuring: Kevin Hardcastle, Cynthia Flood, Alejandro Saravia, Pino Collucio, and David Huebert
Join Biblioasis out of the wilds as we come to Toronto to launch books from Kevin Hardcastle (IN THE CAGE), Cynthia Flood (WHAT CAN YOU DO), Alejandro Saravia (RED, YELLOW, GREEN), Pino Coluccio (CLASS ...